Stable superhydrophobic coatings from polyelectrolyte multilayers

Zhai L., Cebeci F., Cohen R., Rubner M.

NANO LETTERS, cilt.4, sa.7, ss.1349-1353, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1021/nl049463j
  • Dergi Adı: NANO LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1349-1353


The present study demonstrates that the superhydrophobic behavior of the lotus leaf structure can be mimicked by creating a honeycomb-like polyelectrolyte multilayer surface overcoated with silica nanoparticles. Superhydrophobicity was achieved by coating this highly textured multilayer surface with a semifluorinated silane. The surface maintains its superhydrophobic character even after extended immersion in water. The key structural elements needed to create stable, superhydrophobic coatings from polyelectrolyte multilayers are discussed.